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Author: Joe Berlinger; Bruce Sinofsky; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : WETA-TV, 1994-05-02.
Series: American playhouse (Television program)
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bill, Delbert, Roscoe and Lyman Ward, were four barely literate bachelor brothers, age 59 to 71, living in squalor on their 99-acre dairy farm in Munnsville, a rural town in central New York. Then on June 7, 1990, Delbert was arrested and signed a confession stating that he'd suffocated his sickly brother Bill the previous night, in the bed they'd shared for decades. For ten months thereafter, Delbert maintained his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: Delbert Ward; Delbert Ward
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Berlinger; Bruce Sinofsky; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 326957250
Notes: Copyright: Copyright Claimant: Creative Thinking International, Ltd. Date of Creation: 1992 ; Date of Publication: 1992-01-22. Registration Number / Date: PA0001036333 / 2001-06-12.
Copyright notice on film: Creative Thinking International, Ltd. ; 1992.
Summary taken Baseline.
American Playhouse presented "Catching up with the Ward boys" at the end of the American Playhouse presentation.
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Sources used: Internet movie database, viewed Feb. 17, 1999; Baseline, viewed March 11, 1999; TV guide (New York metropolitan edition), May 2, 1994, p. 125; WETA Magazine, May 2, 1994, p. 8.
Credits: Cinematography, Douglas Cooper ; music composed and arranged by Molly Mason, Jay Ungar ; edited by Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky ; executive producers, Lindsay Law, Joe Berlinger.
Performer(s): Appearing: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward.
Description: viewing copy. 2 videocassettes of 2 (120 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Series Title: American playhouse (Television program)
Responsibility: American Playhouse Theatrical Films presentation in association with Creative Thinking International, Ltd. ; Hand-To-Mouth production ; directed, produced, screenplay by Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky.

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Bill, Delbert, Roscoe and Lyman Ward, were four barely literate bachelor brothers, age 59 to 71, living in squalor on their 99-acre dairy farm in Munnsville, a rural town in central New York. Then on June 7, 1990, Delbert was arrested and signed a confession stating that he'd suffocated his sickly brother Bill the previous night, in the bed they'd shared for decades. For ten months thereafter, Delbert maintained his innocence, and the people of Munnsville rallied behind him.

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